The sound of silence
This paper presents the results of research carried out amongst the youth populations in three countries (Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico) utilizing four brands that are, at the same time, sufficiently international and also important for the youth market: MTV, Coca-Cola, Nike, and McDonaldâs. This paper shows how youth segments from Latin America perceive the culture and personality of global brands by means of very similar visual and sensorial codes. In other words, it is as if the visions that those brands have planted in young consumersâ minds still remain! The reference to Paul Simonâs song illustrates how the echo of these brands is silently reflected in the universes of these consumers.
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